2322304 SCIO

USDA - NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE PEDON DESCRIPTION

Print Date: 12/17/2002
Description Date: 06/26/1996
Describer: Meredith Slater, Rob Tunstead

Site ID: MA023-1996-22304-S
Site Note: Backhoe pit for Title V workshop, sampled by UMASS no data received.
NASIS Pedon ID: MA023-1996-22304-P | County ID: 2322304
Pedon Note: Prominent vertical channels in C horizon, w/ mottles-appear to be dessication cracks-preferential flow, photos taken; profile described to 81"+, maximum bottom depth observed 88" (auger)
Lab Source ID: UMASS
Lab Pedon #:

Soil Name as Described/Sampled: Scio
Soil Name as Correlated:
Classification:
Pedon Type: Within range of series
Pedon Purpose: Full pedon description
Taxon Kind: Series
Associated Soils: Eldridge, Walpole

Location Information:
Country: USA
State: Massachusetts
County: Plymouth
MLRA: 149B -- Long Island-Cape Cod Coastal Lowland
Soil Survey Area: MA023 -- Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Map Unit: 223A
Quad Name: Manomet
Location Description: Plymouth County, town of Plymouth, Tidmarsh Farms. 85 meters east of Beaver Dam Road, 775 meters SW of the intersection of Beaver Dam Rd. and Rt. 3a.
Quad: Manomet
Legal Description:
Latitude: 41 degrees 55 minutes 2.50 seconds north
Longitude: 70 degrees 34 minutes 20.00 seconds west
Datum: NAD 83
UTM Zone:19
UTM Easting: 369613
UTM Northing: 4641773

Physiographic Division: Atlantic Lowland
Physiographic Province: Coastal Plain
Physiographic Section: Embayed section
State Physiographic Area:
Local Physiographic Area:
Geomorphic Setting: micro-low on side slope of None Assigned
Upslope Shape: convex Cross Slope Shape: concave

Primary Earth Cover:Grass/herbaceous cover
Secondary Earth Cover:
Plant Association Name:
Existing Vegetation: Cranberry, other annual grasslikes, rush

Parent Material: Lake floor deposits.
Bedrock Kind:
Bedrock Depth:
Bedrock Hardness:
Bedrock Fracture Interval:

Surface Fragments: 0.0%
Particle Size Control Section:
Diagnostic Features:? to ? in.
Slope: 2 %
Elevation: 30 feet
Aspect: 90
Drainage: MWD

PROFILE DESCRIPTION:

Ap--0 to 15 centimeters (0.0 to 5.9 inches); very fine sandy loam; moderate subangular blocky structure; very friable; very strongly acid, pH 5.0, pH meter 1:1 water; common very fine to medium roots throughout; common very fine and fine vesicular and tubular pores; abrupt smooth boundary.

Bw1--15 to 38 centimeters (5.9 to 15.0 inches); silt loam; 2 percent faint spherical yellowish brown (10YR 5/8) mottles; moderate subangular blocky structure; friable; very strongly acid, pH 5.0, pH meter 1:1 water; common very fine and fine roots throughout; common very fine and fine vesicular and tubular pores; clear wavy boundary.

Bw2--38 to 62 centimeters (15.0 to 24.4 inches); silt loam; 15 percent prominent spherical light gray (10YR 7/1) mottles; moderate subangular blocky structure; friable; very strongly acid, pH 5.0, pH meter 1:1 water; few very fine and fine roots throughout; clear wavy boundary.

C1--62 to 108 centimeters (24.4 to 42.5 inches); silt loam; 12 percent prominent light gray (10YR 7/1) and 13 percent medium prominent strong brown (7.5YR 5/8) mottles; strong subangular blocky structure; firm; 2 percent rounded 2- to 75-millimeter unspecified fragments; very strongly acid, pH 5.0, pH meter 1:1 water; clear wavy boundary.

C2--108 to 193 centimeters (42.5 to 76.0 inches); silt loam; 5 percent medium prominent irregular light gray (2.5Y 7/1) and 5 percent coarse prominent irregular strong brown (7.5YR 5/8) mottles; strong subangular blocky structure; firm; very strongly acid, pH 5.0, pH meter 1:1 water; clear wavy boundary.

C3--193 to 206 centimeters (76.0 to 81.1 inches); fine sand; 2 percent distinct spherical light olive brown (2.5Y 5/6) and 3 percent distinct spherical light gray (2.5Y 7/2) mottles; single grain; loose; 1 percent rounded 2- to 75-millimeter unspecified fragments; very strongly acid, pH 5.0, pH meter 1:1 water.


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